Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 26, 2013:
- Pizza, Bugs, and Fun is Today - Friday, July 12th, 2013
- RocketTheme Mid-Year 2013 Status Update
- DOCman 2.0 RC1 released
- Hi, we are Joomlatools. Nice meeting you again.
- Are you using Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 3?
- SEO Milwaukee & Inbound Marketing Success
- K2 v2.6.7 released - Akismet integrated, new ACL option, improved PHP 5.4 support
Written by Nick Savov
Tomorrow (Friday, July 12th) is the gobal Pizza, Bugs, and Fun event. It's an all-day, in every time zone, global event that's open to all virtual participants that are interested. There will also be local venues wherever they are organized, as well as a virtual training session today at 15:00 UTC. The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible. Read on for more information.
This Bug Squash event is a great opportunity for intermediate to advanced users to learn how to contribute to Joomla bug fixes within the community. You do not have to be an expert coder or even a coder to contribute; all we ask is that you are familiar with running Joomla on your localhost before the event and that you consider yourself at least an intermediate user. We will provide you with the help and documentation that you need to test the Joomla patches (i.e. fixes), so please join us today and help us to make Joomla better! Best of all is that the event is a lot of fun and you get to hang out with a lot of cool and friendly Joomla people! It really is a great experience that leaves a lasting memory.
Written by Andy Miller
Back in January we reflected in our blog on 2012 and looked forward to what you could expect to see from RocketTheme in 2013. Now that six months have passed I thought it would be great to see what we've achieved and what we have coming in the second half of the year.
Reviewing the First Half of 2013
As promised, we have gone back and created responsive versions of all 12 of our 2012 Joomla templates for both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x. We've also continued to improve and update our existing templates with numerous bug-fixing updates. That's 24 template updates alone since the start of the new year to be exact. We've also continued to expand and improve our Template Compatibility Matrix, so please make sure you reference this when looking at template availability and compatibility.
Written by Johan Janssens
We are happy to announce the first release candidate (RC) for DOCman 2.0. This release completes the 2.0 feature set and brings Joomla 3 support. We also added 12 new features and fixed many of the issues found during the beta process.
DOCman 2.0 is production ready and used by many sites already. For a overview of all features also check our previous DOCman 2.0 Alpha, Beta and Beta 3 announcements. DOCman 2 RC 1 includes the following exciting new features.
- Joomla 3 Compatibility
- Filtered Document List
- Table layout for Document List view
Written by Johan Janssens
It’s a fact of life – things change, and our website is no exception. In case you haven’t noticed, we gave our Joomlatools website a fresh lick of paint and added some great improvements to our member center!
FILEman and LOGman extensions are nearing their 1.0 stable releases and to celebrate this we have given them their own spot on the homepage, next to our DOCman extension. The Extensions page got a little re-organisation. You can discover all our available extensions and get an overview of the supported features per extensions. Curious what new features we are adding? Check back from time to time or sign-up for our newsletter.
In the top menu you can now find all Frequently Asked Questions and the Changelog information for each extension under the tabs of their respective page on our website. With the first release candidate of DOCman 2.0 around the corner, we archived the information related to DOCman 1.5. If you are looking for information on this version, browse to the DOCman extension page and click on the Archive tab!
Written by Anthony Olsen
Each month I run a check through our download statistics to see which version of our joomla templates is getting downloaded the most. Interestingly our Joomla3 downloads have been consistently more popular than the Joomla 2.5 versions of the same themes. In fact Joomla 3 versions of our templates have been anywhere from 10% to 45% more popular than their Joomla 2.5 counterparts. The Joomla 3 version of the Motion template (at the time of writing) was 45% more popular than the Joomla 2.5 version.
Because our templates are combined J2.5 and J3 packages this is based solely on the number of downloads for the quickstart packages rather than the template's themselves, but I think it's still a good reflection of sentiment from our users. It also means that these downlaods relate to folks who are starting a new project rather than installing the template on an existing Joomla installation.
Written by Jessica Dunbar
The Role of Rank Tracking in Evaluating & Reporting SEO Success. Skyrocket your inbound marketing & SEO skills to the next level by attending the inaugural event taking place at the Meetupery. This will be the first official meetup since the grand-opening of the Meetupery on August 22nd 2013. This August, we bring you an amazing, forward-thinking SEO panel from Milwaukee’s Internet marketing leaders. We will dive into SEO, digital marketing analytics, content strategy, inbound marketing, big data, and reporting techniques to ensure business clients understand the ROI of their marketing efforts. This expert panel discussion is designed to provide an opportunity for business owners and marketing strategists to come together to discuss the best practices and new methodologies around measuring and reporting marketing efforts. Our master marketers will present valuable tracking measurements and discuss personal views on SEO and Inbound Marketing.
When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 7:00pm until 8:45pm
Written by by Fotis Evangelou
Today we're releasing K2 version 2.6.7, a maintenance update which adds minor improvements to anti-spam security and frontend ACL, while resolving the first ever VEL report for K2. For the impatient, grab the update here: http://getk2.googlecode.com/files/K2_v2.6.7.zip If you are on Joomla! 1.5, grab the zip file from the link above and install it on top of your existing K2 version. If you are on Joomla! 2.5 or 3.x, go to the Joomla! update manager, purge the update cache, re-check and you'll see the new release available to instantly update.
If you are on Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7 then World War Z has already happened. Just kidding, but make sure you upgrade to Joomla! 2.5 or 3.x now! So what's changed or been updated in this new release in more detail?